The slow slide to the bottom

There is a professor,  a professor named Timothy Snyder from Yale University,  who has done a lot of his historical work on fascist and totalitarian societies. He wrote a book published late last year entitled: It’s good book-and I intend to talk about it soon. As you may remember ( but I have not been […]

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Happy Boxing Day!

Greetings to one and all! Contrary to some reports, rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated. I am still alive, still thinking,  and hopefully now, able to return to writing. My original plan had been to return to posting after we got back from the cruise. Unfortunately events took another turn and I have […]

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Spam Attack!

Important safety tip. When upgrading your blog software-check to make sure your plugins all reactivate properly. Mine did not and we got a WAVE of Spam here last night. Still trying to get all the bogus comments out of the system. Should be fixed by tomorrow.

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I have seen the whole of the internet…..

And trust me-its not pretty. I have been in a very pessimistic mood lately. I think it has a lot to do with the transactional nature of the interactions we have with others on the internet. I’ll expand upon that in a couple of paragraphs, but it has me wondering whether the time has come […]

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A missed birthday.

My blogger birthday was this month. I failed to celebrate it-some of it by accident, some of it by design. I began this blog out of a sense of frustration responding to a huge personal disappointment in my life; created by nothing but sheer stupidity on the part of other people-who then,  as was recently […]

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Breitbart still sucks

Charles Johnson has observed on several occasions that while the late, not so dearly departed, Andrew Breitbart was well and truly one of the United States’ biggest morons-the children who write in his stead can top it.   Sure enough, Breitbrat Ben Shapiro’s moronic attack on President Obama’s Thanksgiving address was rapidly picked up by the rest […]

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Looking for someone to blame

Whenever I get depressed about the sad state of American politics-which in the month of October is just about every day-I don't have to look far for people who should be held to blame for polarizing our politics. The collective group of idiots who populate the Liars Club. To review, the Liars Club is that […]

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The Breitbart legacy ( and its not a good one).

Andrew Breitbart died last March. Sadly, his media outlet, the Breitbart blogs, did not join him in death. They, sadly, continue on, providing dishonest commentary at every turn. My Canadian Counterpart has a great post up pointing out the details. It is worth the read-because one can never be reminded too much of what a charlatan […]

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Why blogs suck…….

Especially those that pride themselves on the "high caliber of their discussion"-and the "fine people on their front porch".  Fortunately I jumped in the gutter from the start-so I have no such lofty ambitions. But this post-by my Canadian Counterpart-quite accurately describes why the collective blogosphere is a huge failure. Like every major internet outlet […]

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The cycle is in the middle

In the middle of a hectic work / travel schedule. Have a trip to elsewhere in Deutschland on the horizon, immediately followed by a trip back to the Whining States of America. Part business-part familial pilgrimage. In the interim-between going back and forth to both work and the doctor-I got a new toy: I finally […]

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Trolls can be dealt with.

This video is lovingly dedicated to all those commenters who can't seem to discuss a subject on its merits alone.  Like the fine group of folks who dropped by here in January. Warning NSFW!    

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Time to write my novel.

Set in Japan and the United States-the plot wil be the oppression of people like me,  by the Friends of Bill. Since I have now checked all the blocks on the chart-I can't put it off any longer.   Of course in my case-its episodes of debauchery. Thank goodness for the personal demons to see […]

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